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Maroon 5, One More Night - a bit rapey?

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  • Maroon 5, One More Night - a bit rapey?

    v0049397_posterframe.jpg So I was in the shower earlier & listened to some Google Play music channels of various artists. I won't bore you with the details of lathering myself up in the wet shower, though I'm confident you're all keen to know about that, instead I want to draw attention to some of the lyrics in the song.

    Here's the video in case you feel an urge to wiggle & jiggle to it's funky beats.




    The story being told by the video & lyrics seems to be of a man in a relationship where he's just not happy any more. You will no doubt notice there's a very young baby involved, which I gather could be one of the reasons to stop him leaving, knowing he will lose his status as a father. Not just being a father figure, but to be a father itself. Many of us have for having dared leave the mother.

    He sings that she uses her body to convince him to stay and he stops using his head (on his shoulders) to think straight, instead allowing himself to be engulfed by lust and enjoying the sex offered. He then wakes up the following day feeling physically content but mentally guilt-ridden for having allowed her to manipulate him this way. He wants out of the relationship but she just won't let him go when he is ready. She keeps him at bay & on a metaphorical leash... Sex, child, most likely a variety of other control & manipulation tactics too.

    Doesn't that usually class as rape under feminist programmes?

    Now, I could dissect this further and talk about the fighting between them, running away with his child, destruction of property as she goes, etc. but the main point is that this kind of scenario is always portrayed as 'rapey' by feminists. I haven't as yet looked around, but I wouldn't doubt there isn't a single feminist site out there which has addressed this song, the lyrics & their meaning. Why? Because it's only a man.

    Another issue to address in this is that had


    Quote from Lyrics for Maroon 5, One More Night
    You and I go hard at each other like we're going to war
    You and I go rough, we keep throwing things and slamming the door
    You and I get so damn dysfunctional, we start keeping score
    You and I get sick, yeah I know that we can't do this no more

    But baby there you go again, there you go again, making me love you
    Yeah I stopped using my head, using my head, let it all go
    Got you stuck on my body, on my body like a tattoo
    And now I'm feeling stupid, feeling stupid crawling back to you

    So I cross my heart and I hope to die
    That I'll only stay with you one more night
    And I know I said it a million times
    But I'll only stay with you one more night

    Try to tell you no but my body keeps on telling you yes
    Try to tell you stop but your lipstick got me so out of breath
    I'll be waking up in the morning probably hating myself
    And I'll be waking up feeling satisfied but guilty as hell

    But baby there you go again, there you go again, making me love you
    And I stopped using my head, using my head, let it all go
    Got you stuck on my body, on my body like a tattoo
    And now I'm feeling stupid, feeling stupid crawling back to you

    So I cross my heart and I hope to die
    That I'll only stay with you one more night
    And I know I said it a million times
    But I'll only stay with you one more night

    Yeah baby give me one more night
    Yeah baby give me one more night
    Yeah baby give me one more night

    Baby there you go again, there you go again, making me love you
    And I stopped using my head, using my head, let it all go
    Got you stuck on my body, on my body like a tattoo
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    So I cross my heart and I hope to die
    That I'll only stay with you one more night
    And I know I said it a million times
    But I'll only stay with you one more night
    (Yeah baby give me one more night)

    So I cross my heart and I hope to die
    That I'll only stay with you one more night
    And I know I said it a million times
    But I'll only stay with you one more night

    Songwriters: ADAM LEVINE, MARTIN KARL SANDBERG, JOHAN KARL SCHUSTER, SAVAN HARISH KOTECHA

    Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

    For non-commercial use only.
    Data from: LyricFind


    Thoughts?

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Marx A father of three wonderful children, almost adults now! Doesn't time fly? I am the founder and top tier admin for Anti Misandry and have been running this site for over a decade, with occasional 'down times' when in need of a break. My main working life has been largely in two fields quite far apart, the care industry (with adults with learning difficulties) and computers; selling, repairing, programming and so on. Find out more about Marx
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